Craig & Lindsy, I lose the short post game.
Well, it's hardly December and it's already snowed multiple times. There's snow on the ground now, though it might be gone later in the day if the weather does what they say it's going to. Yesterday I walked to my bank and discovered that the city doesn't seem to plow all of the sidewalks, even in the downtown area.
Our fall/winter schedule has filled up again this year. We eat supper with my sister on Mondays, with Kevin & Katrina Graber on Tuesdays, small group on Wednesdays, and then I play in a co-ed volleyball league on Thursdays and in a women's volleyball league on Fridays. Technically I'm just a sub for the women's league, since it's in Mishawaka and I said I didn't really want to be on the team & commit to playing every week since it's a longish drive, but they asked if I'd be the regular sub and cover when the regular players were out and I agreed. Turns out someone's gone almost every week.
I do enjoy volleyball, but the knee I injured last summer and then re-injured a couple of months ago doesn't. The co-ed league with the higher net is especially vexing since I have to jump my highest to get a decent hit or a chance at a block. It does better if I warm up first, so I have to remember to leave myself plenty of time to stretch and jog and so on.
We had our Christmas party for Craig's work last night. Craig's boss dropped us off at a day spa and we got pedicures and massages, both of which were a first for me. It was fun and quite relaxing. I had indicated on the sheet they had us fill out that my knee had been injured, and the woman who did my massage talked a little with me when we were finished. She could obviously tell something was wrong - she asked how long ago I'd hurt it, and asked if the cartilage had been separated, and wasn't surprised to find out about the bone bruises. She also asked if I'd injured my ankle at the same time, mentioned that it was quite weak, and recommended that I wear shoes with good support, thus vindicating my decision to basically only wear Danskos (or tennis shoes) except for rare occasions when I really dress up. She also asked if I'd seen a physical therapist about my knee, which I have not. I might start thinking about it if it doesn't improve materially in the next year or so. So, to sum up, I have sparkly toenails. =)
Craig and I have both started writing a novel. Neither of has gotten very far, but we have started and are planning on sticking with it. We're trying to have regular writing nights when we go to a coffee shop and write without the distractions that abound at home.
Since the business that I work at moved earlier this year to the building that my boss and his business partner purchased and renovated, we realized that we didn't have any holiday decorations since we'd never needed them before. My boss let me buy decorations and put them up, which was a lot of fun. Last weekend was apparently the right time to buy them, since the only thing I bought that wasn't 25% - 40% off was the wreath hook for the door. I'm enjoying the festive atmosphere.
I've also been hit with the urge to bake cookies in the last couple of weeks. I've made two batches of sugar cookies and one of chocolate chip, which actually turned into chocolate-butterscotch chip since I didn't have enough chocolate chips and had to supplement them with the butterscotch. I finally have found a sugar cookie recipe that I really like. It's a mix of the one on a bag of flour and the chocolate chip recipe that usually use. They end up nice and chewy. I don't like dry cookies.
Since I don't like to publish a post without a picture, here's one of the little picture frames I have in one of my office windows. You can see our door with a wreath on it in the background. The picture frames usually have little pictures of a giraffe and an elephant in them, but for the holidays I made a little tree and a little star out of little garland wire. Hurrah!
Today's random quote:
"I turned somewhere!" (Craig talking on the phone to his boss who was trying to give him directions to the spa last night)